Statement from Mayor Harry W. Rilling
Norwalk, CT Like too many other families in Connecticut, my son and our family are facing the effects of the opoid epidemic that is sweeping our state.
In the past few weeks I learned that my son has a substance abuse problem brought on by prescription pain medication. He has accepted responsibility for his situation and is in therapy. We are proud of the way he is facing this problem and will continue to stand by him as he works toward recovery.
We are a family who believes in the power of prayer. With prayer and hard work, Steve will get healthy and will move on with his life. This is a personal matter for our family and I will have no further comment.
Harry W. Rilling